There's a big problem affecting nearly every tech company in the Bay Area. This talk is how to bring together talented people together with opportunities at fantastic tech companies. Sounds pretty straightforward right?
That problem is hiring developers. Or it could be looked at as a surplus of jobs. A quick search on popular job boards shows thousands of open jobs in the Bay Area for developers and engineers of all sorts of backgrounds.
According to some reports, the US is in the middle of a talent shortage when it comes to software engineers and STEM talent. We’re also told there is a “skills gap” in the workforce while others write it all off as validation for companies to get more visa’s for their workers and yet there are qualified candidates with Computer Science degrees right here in America being passed up. Why?
All very complex and political so today we’re going to stick to practical things everyone in this room can do once they leave the conference to ensure there are more female engineers working in tech.
This talk will explore how assumptions, bias and stereotypes are causing the reported talent shortage in tech.